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JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. 79 January 13, 1900 Cholera, yellow fever, plague, and smallpox, etc. — Continued. SMALLPOX. Date. Bemarks. Argentina : Buenos Ayres Belgium ; Antwerp Bohemia : Prague Brazil ; Rio de Janeiro England ; London France : Marseilles Gibraltar Oreece: Athens , India : Bombay Italy : Milan Mexico * Vera Cruz Quebec : Kamouraska County. Matone County Russia : Moscow Odessa St. Petersburg Warsaw Spain ; Corunna Madrid Straits Settlements : Singapore Turkey : Smyrna. Oct. Deo. Deo. Nov. Deo. Nov. Dee. Dec. Nov. Deo. Dec. Aug. Deo. Nov. Dec. Dec. Nov. Dec. Dec. Nov. Deo. 1-Oct. 31.. 3-Dec. 16.. 3-Dec. 16.. 4-Nov. 17.. 10-Dec. 16.. 1-Nov. 30.. 4-Dec. 17.. 8-Dec. 16.. 15-Dec. 5.. 17-Dec. 23.. 22-Deo. 28.. 18-Jan. 3.. 16-Jan. 3.. 28-Dec. 16.. 3-Dec. 16.. 3-Dec. 16.. 26-Dec. 6.. 10-Dec. 23.. 3-Dee. 16.. 5-Nov. 18.. 4-Deo. 10.. 243 2 10 4 31 111 1 BRAZIL. Report from Bio de Janeiro — Status of plague in Santos. Plague in Santos. Eio DE Janeieo, December I4, 1S99. Sir : The state of plague at Santos is stationary. My last report stated that there were in the isolation hospital at Santos 15 patients, of whom 14 were ill of plague and 1 was suspected. Since then, there entered the hospital, on December 4, 1 patient, and there were dis- charged 2 patients (1 ill of plague and 1 suspicious case), and only 1 patient died. However, the disease of the patient entered on the 4th has been now recognized as not plague, and consequently since November 27 up to December 12 no case has occurred. The hope that the plague may have been extinguished at Santos has unfortunately been destroyed by the fact that on the 12th instant a child, 7 years of age, was sent to the isolation hospital on account of illness, which is, without doubt, plague. Therefore, the total number of patients is at present 14, of which 13 are ill of plague, 1 of another sickness. Of the plague patients 2 are in a bad state, 2 are in pretty fair condition, 3 are convalescent, and 6 are in good condition. Therefore, the total result has been as follows : Without regard to the cases that occurred at the beginning and were not recognized, there have January 12, 1900 8 been up to the present time 32 cases, of which 12 were fatal, 7 were cured and discharged, and 13 still remain under treatment. At Sao Paulo there have appeared no new cases of plague. Commercial intercourse with Portugal. Commercial intercourse with Portugal has now been reopened. The Brazilian Government has given permission for the importation of mer- chandise from Portugal, with the exception of such as is genei-allj'^ recognized as being of a nature liable to convey infectious germs. However, all merchandise admitted has to be previously disiniected before leaving the respective Portuguese ports under observation of a special physician authorized by the Brazilian Government. Steamship J. W. Taylor. In regard to the cases ofplague on board ofthe steamship J". W. Taylor, I beg to submit to your consideration the following statement of the United States vice-consul at Santos : The J. W. Taylor arrived in Santos October 9. Hope, the steward, was sent to the hospital October 11 and discharged from there October 18 (the day the pest was officially declared to exist here). The Taylor cleared from Santos October 23. Hope was ordered to the hospital by Lamport & Holt's visiting doctor. Dr. Moura Eibeiro, and was attended in the hospital by the same doctor, who happened to be the attending physician for the week Hope was there. Dr. Moura Eibeiro's hospital certificate states that Hope was suffering from eczema of the face and lips. Dr. Moura Eibeiro is also on the staff of the sani- tary commission. When Hope, in company with Captain "Wat«rs of the J. W. Taylor, went to the agents of the Lamport & Holt line, Messrs. F. S. Hampshire & Co., to get a letter of admittance to the hospital, he stated he was suffering from syphilis, and the agents say he certainly looked as though he was. I have learned that this steward, Hope, died during the voyage. State of health at Bio de Janeiro. The state of health at Eio de Janeiro continues to be for the last three weeks about the same as previously reported. The smallpox epidemic still continues. There were during the last three weeks 53, 41, and 52 deaths from that disease. The number of cases of yellow fever is i ncreas- ing and also that of deaths from this cause, but it is still far from being an epidemic. There occurred during the last three weeks 3, 7, and 8 deaths from yellow fever. I have the honor to transmit to you the official sanitary report for the weeks ended November 24 and December 1. During the week ended November 24 there were 309 deaths from all causes, an increase of 27 as compared with the preceding week ; 10 deaths from accesso pernicioso, an increase of 2 ; 3 deaths from yellow fever, none before ; 53 deaths from smallpox, an increase of 3 ; 3 deaths from typhoid fever, an increase of 1 ; 1 death from beriberi, the same as before, and 52 deaths from tuberculosis, a decrease of 18. During the week ended December 1 there were 271 deaths from all causes, a decrease of 38 as compared with the preceding week ; 7 deaths from accesso pernicioso, a decrease of 3 ; 7 deaths from yellow fever, an increase of 4 ; 41 deaths from smallpox, a decrease of 12 ; 6 deaths from typhoid fever, an increase of 3 ; 1 death from beriberi, the same as before, and 39 deaths from tuberculosis, a decrease of 13. 81 January 12, 1900 Bills of health. Since last report the following-named ships have been inspected and received bills of health of this office : December 1, bark Oregon, Nor- wegian, for Savannah. December 2, steamship Buffon, British, for New York ; steamship Handel, British, for New York. December 7, barkeutine, White Wings, American, for Baltimore. December 9, bark Severn, British, for Baltimore. December 11, steamship Valleda, British, for Baltimore. December 13, bark Nova Lide, Portuguese, for New Orleans. EespectfuUy, W. Havelburg, M. D., Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. 8. M. H. 8. The Sukgeon-General, 0. 8. Marine- Hospital Service. Report from Hongkong. Hongkong, November 29, 1899. Sir : I have the honor to transmit herewith my weekly report of transactions for the period ended November 25, 1899, and to inform you that during this time there were 83 deaths from all causes, 1 being from plague. There was also 1 death from diphtheria and 1 from enteric fever. EespectfuUy, J. 0. Perry, Passed Assistant Surgeon, U. 8. M. H. 8. The Surgeon-General, U. 8. Marine- Hospital Service. [Inclosure.] Report of vessels inspected at Hongkong, China, for the week ended November S6, 1899. Date. Name of vessel. Destination. Number of crew. Number of cabin passen- gers. Number of steer- age pas- sengers. Number rejected. Nov 20 Manila P 1 84 27 40 76 79 22 82 115 72 27 14 Do Br. ss. Saint Jerome (o) NewYork, N. Y do Nov. 21 1 ? 1 19 29 1 Do 10 Nov. 22 Br. ss. Algoa San Francisco, Cal. New York. N. Y Manila, P.I Nov. 23 Do 6 26 60 Nov. 24 do Nov. 25 Tacoma, Wash 2 a Supplemental bill of iiealth. COLOMBIA. Public health good in Cartagena. Cartagena, December 18, 1899. Sir : I have the honor to report that the public health is satisfactory at this port. Notwithstanding the number of troops that have been garrisoned in and about this city on account of the existing revolution, no epidemic nor unusual sickness has appeared in this district. Respectfully, Aug. T. Hanabergh, United States Vice- Consul. The Surgeon-General, U. S. Marine-Hospital Service.